4. January 2020

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 2

Viviane Sassen begeistert seit Jahren die Modefotowelt. Auch sie arbeitet in erster Linie mit dem menschlichen Körper, etwa indem...


31. December 2019

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 1

Performance ist eine eigenständige Kunstform, und die Fotografie ist ihr ständiger Begleiter. In dieser Gruppenausstellung werden...


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Marcia Kure, Of Saints and Vagabonds, 2016, Collage, 76x56 cm, Unique piece. Courtsey Officine dell'Immagine

Serge Attukwei Clottey, My Hood, 2016 Plastics, wire and oil paint 79 x 55 in. Courtesy of Gallery 1957

Tahir Karmali, PAPER/work, 2017, Aluminum wire screen mesh and handmade paper sculpture, Courtesy the artist

Aida Muluneh, The Wolf You Feed: Part Two, 2014 Digital Photographic Print, 31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in 80 × 80 cm. Courtesy of David Krut Projects

African Art in Brooklyn

With semi-annual editions in London and New York, 1:54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

This year, the New York edition takes place from May 5 - 7 at the Pioneer Works, a non-profit cultural center located in an outstanding industrial building in a vibrant and creative neighbourhood of Brooklyn dedicated to the nurturing and showcasing of art.

Drawing reference to the fifty–four countries that constitute Africa, 1:54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in broadening contemporary dialogue and exchange in relation to the continent.

Initiated by Touria El Glaoui in 2013, 1:54 New York 2017 presents African diaspora artists, from countries as diverse as Cote d'Ivoire, France, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, UK, US, and South Africa. 19 exhibitors are collectively exhibiting the work of more than 60 artists.

Exhibiting on the third floor of Pioneer Works, Tahir Karmali’s PAPER/work is a project examining the consequences of nationality, authenticity, documentation, and borders for migrant populations in Africa.  

To the artist – as a Kenyan citizen who has travelled extensively – paper or 'papers' have always been the operative in legitimizing passage. In interrogating paper’s material significance – its manufacture, as well as the embedded fibres , imagery and textual detail of ID-documents from colonial and post –independence Kenya–Karmali holds up a mirror to the processes themselves:

Each year, 1:54 aims to welcome a diverse and global mix of galleries that are dedicated to supporting and promoting African art and artists from across the world. This year, the fair will welcome 9 new galleries, further broadening and diversifying the mix of unique artworks on view to the public.

As an independent section of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, FORUM's discursive program explores convergences across artistic and cultural production, critical thinking and ideas.

This year’s fair will also include an expanded collateral program of special projects and 1:54 non-profit program.



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